Today’s Truants Are Tomorrow’s Murderers!!
Politicians say the darnedest things when they're running for office. Instapundit highlights a growing trend, prosecuting parents for their kid's truancy.
I feel comfortable concluding that Cohen’s appropriation is much too large if he has time for cases like this. I encourage the relevant officials to direct the money to more significant priorities in this time of hard-pressed public budgets.
Via Google News, it seems to be all the rage in the UK, even if results are mixed. Meanwhile, via the WaPo, take a look at this from May 14th. So, pot doesn't lead to heroin but truancy leads to murder? Really??
"It's much cheaper to focus to getting that elementary school student to school than it is prosecuting a homicide,” she was quoted as saying by the Bee.
Talk about parental responsibility. The California Senate just passed a bill that could send parents to jail for up to a year if their kids — from kindergarten through eighth grade — miss too much school.
Chronic truancy would be as missing 10 percent or more of the school year without a valid excuse, the Bee reported.
The bill is the brainchild of San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general.